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I'm 1 Month and 2 Weeks Post Op is my Belly Supposed to Look This Way? (photo)

Hello I live in Miami and the surgeon I went to is one of the best in Miami. I'm 1 month and 2 weeks post op is my stomach swolen on the sides, why does it have that bulge look and will it go away after proper healing. By the way I had TT with lipo on sides. Maybe It's just me but would like other opinions please.

Doctor Answers (3)

Swelling after tummy tuck

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If you are concerned over the swelling, which is not that abnormal up to 3 months post op, why not see your surgeon.  He or she is local and at this point I think it would be good for you mentally to be reassured.  Sometimes you form a little fluid collection called a seroma which may need to be drained, but if it is that it can be taken care of and you'll feel better.  Good luck.

Swollen post tummy

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Maybe you had some liposuction along with your tummy tuck and this may be some residual swelling. Also, laying on one side may cause that side to swell. I would be patient.

Robert Brueck, MD
Fort Myers Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

Tummy Tuck healing

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Dear Sexyindulgence21,


I encourage you to seek consultation with your surgeon as our photograph shows little details about your concern.


Swelling is normal and it prevails couple of months post-surgery.


Thank you for your inquiry and the best of luck to you.

Dr. Sajjadian

Ali Sajjadian, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 150 reviews

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